Sep. 17, 2011 at 1:54pm
Bus Routed Edition
"Walk, because you won't be riding the bus here."
"Pierce Transit decided to employ Abu Graib-style bags to cover the shame that is our newly reduced commuter options."
Have at it in the comments below!
More info on Pierce Transit bus service reductions (PDF)
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by KevinFreitas on 9/17/2011 @ 2:03pm
|Here also is the map showing routes that have been eliminated (click for larger version):|
by JesseHillFan on 9/17/2011 @ 7:30pm
|Plus many of the routes even some of the busiest ones will have service cut back from every half hour to hourly routes from what I've read.|
I have seen times where people have had to stand in the aisles completely packed like a can of sardines on some of the buses unable to pick up any more passengers on the half hour schedule.Yes, even driving past bus stops and not being able to pick up any more passengers.Not common though but on such a route one at certain times one would have to be lucky to even be a passenger on a hourly pickup route.Riders will have to plan to ride at different times even if inconvenient for their schedule.Lucky for me I can vary my schedule somewhat and ride at times when there are less passengers.Many others won't be able to do so.However I do have concern if I am able to be take my bicycle with me as the bus racks might be filled.I might have to leave it at home and walk for a couple of miles (can do but it's tiring).Another concern is with the way the economy is clearly headed that there will eventually be far more ridership.So I am still planning on getting either an electric bicycle or a scooter as a backup plan.On the plus side ridership public taxpayer subsidized costs are much less.One thing though is that I am annoyed by all the school kids using Pierce Transit and hoarding the buses.
If so I feel that the Tacoma School District should have to pay Pierce Transit for this and subsidize Pierce Transit.
by tacoma1 on 9/17/2011 @ 11:46pm
That picture speaks volumes about the current financial state of PierceTransit. Hopefully they can figure out a way to get a positive vote next time they go to the ballot.
by tacoma1 on 9/18/2011 @ 6:58am
Busless in Tacoma
Unkown bus stop
Bus 61 was here
by KevinFreitas on 9/18/2011 @ 9:00am
|"Honor our fallen mass transit -- tie a yellow bag on it."|
by tacoma1 on 9/18/2011 @ 10:32am
|No bus stops here.
Next bus ETA: Between now and never.
by KevinFreitas on 9/18/2011 @ 12:07pm
|"The bus stop here. Oh wait, no it doesn't!"
by fredo on 9/18/2011 @ 2:11pm
|Bus Stop: Discontinued
Lavish pay for PT staff: Not Discontinued
by tacoma1 on 9/18/2011 @ 2:26pm
Ha. That's ones a good word play off of PTs name for their schedule book.
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!